Jan 25, 2013 1:00am PST
congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from d.c. and capitol police to display ten different types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the type of weapon the murderer used to kill children in newtown. >> the assault weapons were designed for and s
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
more of these. >> dana bash joins me now. you have been talking to red state democrats including some with gun and nra support in the past. have any told you they'll support this legislation? >> not one, anderson. the dynamic is there are more than half a dozen democrats from the red states up for re-election next year, and they really feel that this is something they don't want to touch with a ten-foot pole. more broadly, there are about a dozen conservative democrats or at least democrats from conservative states who also just are highly skeptical of the idea of supporting this. and if you look at what the nra said today, it gives you an example of why. i'll read you part of the statement. they said the american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. of all of the proposals she announced, background checks have the best chance of passing, but even people who support gun control said that's an uphill climb. one person who supports it explained the political dynamite saying democrats don't do well in gun fig
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
enhancing drugs of some kind. >> i talked to author dana coyle who had written a book, one of the things he said about tyler hamilton in getting tyler to talk about his own doping. someone who has lied for so long, can't tell the full truth. it comes out in drips and drabs. he felt this is what we were witnessing with lance armstrong. it wasn't smart to give such a big interview as the first because the truth -- he's not able to tell the full truth because he's still saying he's a bully but he wasn't saying he was directly pressuring anybody on his team. >> he had to be careful because he still has some liability legal and civil liability, and he was probably coached not to put too much out there that might be thrown back in his face in a court of law. he's already lost tens of millions of dollars in endorsements and potential earnings. and the other aspect of this is there are going to be some people who are skeptical even if he's largely telling the truth now. they're going to say he's only taking this course when every other avenue is closed off, when he has no plausible defense left.